BTS630 Course Outline

Course Code: BTS630
Course Name: Major Project - Implementation
Offered Date: Winter - 2018 | Other versions
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Course Description:
This course requires students to apply the object-oriented design and implementation concepts, tools and techniques learned in previous courses to a larger-scale project. As part of a project development team, students will take their system proposal from BTS530 (Major Project Design and Planning) and continue its development -- planning, designing, coding, testing, and documenting a complete system, rolling it out by the end of semester.
Credit Status: 1 credit (3 units)
Required for BSD - Bachelor of Technology (Software Development)
Prerequisite: (BTP400 and BTS530) or (BTI420 and BTS530)
Mode of Instruction: Weekly group meetings. Students are also expected to conduct their own group meetings at least once a week and carry on development of their project independently under the direction of the professor. Each student is expected to spend 100-120 hours on this course over a semester.
Typical scheduling pattern: Winter term
Learning Outcomes:
  •     solve implementation problems by consulting technical documentation and other resources
  •     select and use an appropriate DBMS for the project
  •     create and post project tracking documents, including a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS), minutes of group meetings, and timesheets
  •     develop external systems documentation for the project, including user manuals and online help
  •     devise and implement a testing strategy for all levels of testing for the project
  •     design and implement DB backup and recovery methods
  •     package the system and its documentation for simple installation and reinstallation
  •     select and use appropriate platform(s) on which to develop the project
  •     choose to work collaboratively with other people involved in the project, including the client, support services staff, and the project manager, in a professional and timely manner
  •     update the WBS document created in the prerequisite course to track the progress of the project
  •     apply the concepts, techniques and principles acquired in previous programming courses to the programming of a larger computer project
  •     apply the object-oriented analysis design and development concepts acquired in previous systems courses to the implementation of a larger computer project
  •     participate in regular group meetings to review progress of the project
  •     design/modify a normalized DB for the project
  •     choose to work collaboratively with other members of the group in a professional and timely manner
  •     develop/maintain internal systems documentation for the project, including UML diagrams, use case descriptions, relationship diagrams for a normalized DB, and screen prototypes
  •     choose to collaborate with team members to ensure that deadlines set by the group and the project manager are met
Employability Skills:
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.|Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.|Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.|Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.|Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.|Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.|Show respect for diverse opinions, values, belief systems, and contributions of others.|Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.|Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.|Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.|
Topic Outline:

  • Review the requirements developed in BTS530 for a computer project and determine an effective methodology that will lead to its successful development and implementation.
  • Refine the time estimates, cost and resources required to implement the system.Take the project from the analysis phase through design, coding, testing, to implementation using Object-oriented methodology.
  • Experience the development, testing and documentation of the following essential functions:
    • Controls & backups
    • Editing
    • On-line enquiry and update 
    • Reporting
  • Provide complete and accurate documentation in support of the project. The minimum should include:
    • Use cases 
    • Test cases
    • Object model 
    • Program documentation 
    • Program source code 
    • Samples of printed output 
    • User's reference manual
  • Conduct meetings, monitor progress, deliver presentations, and report to the project leader on a regular basis.
  • Conduct system testing and assess the performance of the systemagainst the performance specifications determined during the analysis by the user.
  • Create and use a source code repository for the project using Git and Github to manage the project code.
Prescribed Text(s):
Reference Material:
Promotion Policy:
To obtain a credit in this subject, a student must:
  •     Pass the weighted average of all assessments
  •     Pass the Project Evaluation
Grading Policy
A+ 90%  to  100%
A 80%  to  89%
B+ 75%  to  79%
B 70%  to  74%
C+ 65%  to  69%
C 60%  to  64%
D+ 55%  to  59%
D 50%  to  54%
F 0%    to  49% (Not a Pass)
EXC Excellent
SAT Satisfactory
UNSAT Unsatisfactory

For further information, see a copy of the Academic Policy, available online (http://www.senecacollege.ca/academic-policy) or at Seneca's Registrar's Offices.


Final Project Implementation 50%
Presentations, Meetings, etc. (measured individually) 30%
Project's documentation 20%

Approved By:
Mary-Lynn Manton
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